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Tue, Jun 5, 2012

Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet Solutions Selected As Interconnect of Choice by Chinese Server Manufacturer Sugon

Mellanox 10GbE solutions, combined with Sugon Tiankuo servers, deliver maximum efficiencies and lower latencies for cloud, Web 2.0 and Big Data deployments in China

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – June 5, 2012Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company’s 10GbE interconnect solutions have been selected as the interconnect of choice for the Tiankuo server series offered by Chinese manufacturer Sugon. Mellanox and Sugon have already begun working together on deployments utilizing Mellanox’s 10GbE NICs and switches with Sugon servers to maximize efficiencies and lower latencies for cloud, Web 2.0 and Big Data applications in China.

In a statement released last quarter, research firm Gartner reported that server shipments in China grew 27 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011.

“China’s IT infrastructure build-out represents a significant opportunity for Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand solutions,” said Marc Sultzbaugh, vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox is partnering with key server and storage OEMs, like Sugon, to deliver to data center managers low latency, high bandwidth end-to-end 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet products. Mellanox’s Ethernet solutions optimize application performance and provide end-users with the best return-on-investment for their infrastructure.”

Sugon’s Tiankuo server series is a well-designed standard server product line. From entry-level one-socket servers to eight-socket enterprise-level servers, the Tiankuo series is widely used in aerospace, aviation, energy, weather, government, education, finance, defense and for many other mission-critical applications.

“Sugon is collaborating with Mellanox to broaden our capabilities and solutions for the enterprise data center,” said Shao Zongyou, vice president, Sugon. “Mellanox delivers interconnect solutions that enable industry-leading compute and storage performance for our end users – while helping us lower the cost and power consumption of the overall solution.”

Founded in 1995, Sugon has become a major server products manufacturer and developer in China. Over the past few years, the company has deployed and supported the deployment of many computing centers around China, including a supercomputing center in Shanghai, a cloud computing center in Chengdu, an urban cloud computing center and a supercomputing center in South China.

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Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

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